Now, let's look back at the process of bringing Resist into the world!
Research and writing begin!
That was basically comprised of copious amounts of coffee, fuzzy socks, and lots of tears.
January 2015—August 2015
I finished writing Resist in April. Then I began rewriting the entire novel from third person to first person and and did more research. Also, I got distracted by Donald Duck and Russian dancing.
Fall of 2015
I sent Resist to editors and advance readers including Steve Appleby, director of the Eldred WWII Museum and author Kathryn J. Atwood! I also made a brand spanking new website and began learning how to format books.
These were super hard months emotionally between my grandma passing away and all the troubles I was having with getting Resist ready for publication. By the grace of God, Resist was released on February 22nd, the 73rd anniversary of Hans Scholl, Christoph Probst, and Sophie Scholl's death.
|(My niece used my book as a teething ring while my friends used it as a disguise.)|
March 2016—February 2017
This week I visited the White Rose exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. While a few years ago these faces were unfamiliar to me, now I feel like they're my best friends.